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PostPosted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:44 am 
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I wonder If something like that could be done for shimano barcons. They are claims at 168g.

Also I wonder if it be possible to replace the levers with the carbon ones from btp that are for down tube shifters.


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C a s r a n wrote:
(how light are the Shimano ones in fact?).

Just received the Shimano bar end shfiters:
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For those who can't read the weight: 182gr.

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Post Man Pat wrote:
I wonder If something like that could be done for shimano barcons. They are claims at 168g.

Also I wonder if it be possible to replace the levers with the carbon ones from btp that are for down tube shifters.



I wondered that as well. If that would be possible, it would be soo sweet!!

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for the left one - yes - as I have done with a modolo kronos...
very light - photo soon...

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C a s r a n wrote:
Post Man Pat wrote:
I wonder If something like that could be done for shimano barcons. They are claims at 168g.

Also I wonder if it be possible to replace the levers with the carbon ones from btp that are for down tube shifters.



I wondered that as well. If that would be possible, it would be soo sweet!!

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For Shimano downtube shifters, they are the same as for barend. So for Shimano, they will fit. Never played with a Campy set, so don't know if they are interchangeable.


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Well, about the rubbers, I think I will have to give it a try on one of my TT builds to know the exact weight difference. I will let you know!




Thanks to Tillquist for the alloy bolts to upgrade my Campa TT shifters, custom anodized in blue. It's a great effect ! :thumbup:

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I installed them yesterday and now wonder if I would take off the rubbers on the shifters. Each rubber is about 3 grams. I gives the shifters even a more classic and minimalistic look. What do you guys think?

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I installed them yesterday and now wonder if I would take off the rubbers on the shifters. Each rubber is about 3 grams. I gives the shifters even a more classic and minimalistic look. What do you guys think?

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I'm happy you like them :)

I think they look great without rubber and you save 6 gram :thumbup:

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I think they look a lot better with out the rubber... especially with the campy logo showing

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I think they look a lot better with out the rubber... especially with the campy logo showing



Yes, the engraved Campy logo is great and classy. And I still have to clean them (there was some glue on it).

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as I said on the belgian forum: keep them off! Lighter, nicer and actually no (much) need for the rubber on those shifters...

The thing that is sticking out of your right shifter is that used to tighten (or loosen) the cable? Can't you get rid off that also or do you have to have the ensurance that you can play with the derailleur in races without having to take your hands of the bar?

If you know what i mean...


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I would like to see the BTP carbon lever on a set of Dura-Ace bar-end shifter. Does anyone have any pictures?


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I think they look a lot better with out the rubber... especially with the campy logo showing



Yes, the engraved Campy logo is great and classy. And I still have to clean them (there was some glue on it).


So under the rubber they've gone to the effort / cost of engraving the logo? How very strange!

How did you get the rubber off? Was it cut or can you pull it off?

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I pulled mine off with ease, chipped off the hardest/thickest parts of the glue, then used mineral spirits to remove the rest...

I wish they had never put the rubber on!

I think the logo is cast/forged in place vs. engraved

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It looks like the down tube shifters are the same mechanism as the bar end ones :D

I looked on the shimano technical documents. But obviosly I can't really be sure untill I have tried it :? Does anyone know where I can buy the BTP shift leavers from in the UK?

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@ Ruds

If you get them to work let me know. I am now thinking that maybe I should buy some to try as well. I might be picking up a pair of the Easton Attack TT bars and these would look amazing on the end of the Attack TT extensions. Very Very cool if it works out.

Now all I have to do is figure out if I am going to sell my Tektro carbon levers for some of the new Bontrager carbon aero levers or if I hold out even longer and get the new Sram carbon aero levers.


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